Prof Riobáird P. Breathnach Collection

Repository: UCC Library Archives Service

Identity Statement

TitleProf Riobáird P. Breathnach Collection
Archive ReferenceIE BL/PP/RB
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1930-1984
Extent Medium6 Archival boxes


Creator(s): Riobáird P. Breathnach, (1913-1975), Professor of Old and Middle English

  • Administrative History ↴

    Professor Riobárd Breathanch’s (1913-1975) was Professor of Old and Middle English at UCC from 1967 until his retirement in 1972.
  • Archival History ↴

  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Riobáird P. Breathnach, (1913-1975), Professor of Old and Middle English ↴

    The collection contains Professor Riobáird Breathanch’s working academic papers, chiefly compiled during his tenure as Professor of Old and Middle English at UCC. Material is primarily concerned with Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, and Modern English, as well as Medieval and Modern Irish.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is divided into four series: Academic papers, Printed Publications, Material belonging to Cormac Breathnach, and Miscellaneous material which doesn’t fit into the other series. Within each series, the collection is organised further by material type.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Available by appointment with the Archives Service to holders of UCC Readers tickets.
Conditions Governing ReproductionWhere UCC holds the copyright, users can bring their own cameras (no flash photography is permitted), smartphones or tablets to take images of material, as permitted under Copyright Law, for purposes of private study, at no cost. A “Reprographic Application” form must be completed for each item copied. Staff can explain this process on the day of your visit. Consent of UCC Library is required for any other use, including publication (printed or online).
Creation Dates1930-1984
Extent Medium6 Archival boxes
Material Language ScriptOld, Middle and Modern English, and Old and Modern Irish
Finding Aids Descriptive List; Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteEmma Horgan
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottowa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions42552